I want to explain my worry about the day. I am afraid that some of the speeches are going to reflect the party line of the establishment left. The idea that I may hear about things like exit strategies, or ideas like needing to stay there in some capacity to prevent civil war make me feel nausea. I so hope that is not what I hear!
I also am afraid of hearing some of the mainstream ideology about Iran, justifications about why they are pursuing the bomb, and so on. There is no substantive evidence that they are, only the exact same type of government lies used to invade Iraq. It makes me frustrated when I see leftist publications accepting the government line, as many have over the past few months.
Recently the American Conservative magazine had a headline saying: We Don't Need an Exit Strategy, We Need an Exit! We need a strong clear voice to be heard!
I so hope to stand outside with thousands of other people and hear a resounding antiwar message without any of the prevarication that the Democratic Party has managed to inject into the anti-war movement. I hope to hear and feel a palpable outrage throbbing through the crowd as we give voice to the horror of the crimes against humanity that have been committed in our name. I hope to hear and feel a passionate and heartfelt cry for justice and sanity, not a watered down message meant to somehow be palatable, but ending up somehow tasteless and without nutrition.
I pray that a new movement, born of the ashes of the old, will be revealed. That a spark will ignite into a flame, which will spread across the land, and drive back the darkness. Let it be so.